Dr. Eric Askins

Piedmont Psychological Practice, LLC


Dr. Askins received his training from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Chicago/American School of Professional Psychology-Honolulu and The University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Dr. Askins utilizes a Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical approach, with an emphasis on using Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy with his patients. 

During his academic and professional training, Dr. Askins has completed practicum and Internship training at a wide variety of clinics that have allowed him to gain significant experience in psychotherapy, such as at The Forensic and Behavioral Science Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii (psychological evaluations, psychological assessment tools, extensive training on the Rorschach, forensics, sexual disorders, under the supervision of renowned Boston University and Harvard educated clinical, forensic, neuropsychologist Dr. Reneau Kennedy), Howard Brown Health Center-Chicago, Illinois (founded in 1974-one of the nation’s largest  LGBTQ clinical organizations, working with sexuality, sexual difficulties, mood issues, and LGBTQ issues), and the Clayton Center in Jonesboro, Georgia ( a community based mental health center working with mood disorders, addictions, group therapy and anger management).

Areas of professional specialties include  psychological evaluations, depressive and anxiety disorders, attention/focus difficulties, relationship/marital issues (couples therapy), sexual difficulties/disorders, behavioral modification/sports performance improvement, eating difficulties/disorders, memory and learning, and trauma to name but a few. 

Dr. Askins diagnosis and treatment planning are based on evidence-based tools and techniques, to provide accurate, appropriate mental health care, as well as professional psychological evaluations that include proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations.